Mechatronics

Electronic control systems in mechanical and electrical engineering

Mechatronics

The integration of electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, control and computer engineering – Mechatronics – lies at the heart of the innumerable gadgets, processes and technology without which modern life would seem impossible. From auto-focus cameras to car engine management systems, and from state-of-the-art robots to the humble washing machine, Mechatronics has a hand in them all.

Robotics, Vision and Control

Fundamental Algorithms In MATLAB® Second, Completely Revised, Extended And Updated Edition

Robotics, Vision and Control

Robotic vision, the combination of robotics and computer vision, involves the application of computer algorithms to data acquired from sensors. The research community has developed a large body of such algorithms but for a newcomer to the field this can be quite daunting. For over 20 years the author has maintained two open-source MATLAB® Toolboxes, one for robotics and one for vision. They provide implementations of many important algorithms and allow users to work with real problems, not just trivial examples. This book makes the fundamental algorithms of robotics, vision and control accessible to all. It weaves together theory, algorithms and examples in a narrative that covers robotics and computer vision separately and together. Using the latest versions of the Toolboxes the author shows how complex problems can be decomposed and solved using just a few simple lines of code. The topics covered are guided by real problems observed by the author over many years as a practitioner of both robotics and computer vision. It is written in an accessible but informative style, easy to read and absorb, and includes over 1000 MATLAB and Simulink® examples and over 400 figures. The book is a real walk through the fundamentals of mobile robots, arm robots. then camera models, image processing, feature extraction and multi-view geometry and finally bringing it all together with an extensive discussion of visual servo systems. This second edition is completely revised, updated and extended with coverage of Lie groups, matrix exponentials and twists; inertial navigation; differential drive robots; lattice planners; pose-graph SLAM and map making; restructured material on arm-robot kinematics and dynamics; series-elastic actuators and operational-space control; Lab color spaces; light field cameras; structured light, bundle adjustment and visual odometry; and photometric visual servoing. “An authoritative book, reaching across fields, thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly accomplished!” OUSSAMA KHATIB, Stanford

Introduction to Robotics

Analysis, Control, Applications

Introduction to Robotics

The revised text to the analysis, control, and applications of robotics The revised and updated third edition of Introduction to Robotics: Analysis, Control, Applications, offers a guide to the fundamentals of robotics, robot components and subsystems and applications. The author—a noted expert on the topic—covers the mechanics and kinematics of serial and parallel robots, both with the Denavit-Hartenberg approach as well as screw-based mechanics. In addition, the text contains information on microprocessor applications, control systems, vision systems, sensors, and actuators. Introduction to Robotics gives engineering students and practicing engineers the information needed to design a robot, to integrate a robot in appropriate applications, or to analyze a robot. The updated third edition contains many new subjects and the content has been streamlined throughout the text. The new edition includes two completely new chapters on screw-based mechanics and parallel robots. The book is filled with many new illustrative examples and includes homework problems designed to enhance learning. This important text: Offers a revised and updated guide to the fundamental of robotics Contains information on robot components, robot characteristics, robot languages, and robotic applications Covers the kinematics of serial robots with Denavit-Hartenberg methodology and screw-based mechanics Includes the fundamentals of control engineering, including analysis and design tools Discusses kinematics of parallel robots Written for students of engineering as well as practicing engineers, Introduction to Robotics, Third Edition reviews the basics of robotics, robot components and subsystems, applications, and has been revised to include the most recent developments in the field.

Mechatronics

Principles and Applications

Mechatronics

Mechatronics is a core subject for engineers, combining elements of mechanical and electronic engineering into the development of computer-controlled mechanical devices such as DVD players or anti-lock braking systems. This book is the most comprehensive text available for both mechanical and electrical engineering students and will enable them to engage fully with all stages of mechatronic system design. It offers broader and more integrated coverage than other books in the field with practical examples, case studies and exercises throughout and an Instructor's Manual. A further key feature of the book is its integrated coverage of programming the PIC microcontroller, and the use of MATLAB and Simulink programming and modelling, along with code files for downloading from the accompanying website. * Integrated coverage of PIC microcontroller programming, MATLAB and Simulink modelling * Fully developed student exercises, detailed practical examples * Accompanying website with Instructor's Manual, downloadable code and image bank

The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, Second Edition

The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, Second Edition

During the past 20 years, the field of mechanical engineering has undergone enormous changes. These changes have been driven by many factors, including: the development of computer technology worldwide competition in industry improvements in the flow of information satellite communication real time monitoring increased energy efficiency robotics automatic control increased sensitivity to environmental impacts of human activities advances in design and manufacturing methods These developments have put more stress on mechanical engineering education, making it increasingly difficult to cover all the topics that a professional engineer will need in his or her career. As a result of these developments, there has been a growing need for a handbook that can serve the professional community by providing relevant background and current information in the field of mechanical engineering. The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering serves the needs of the professional engineer as a resource of information into the next century.

Mechanical and Electronics Engineering VI

Mechanical and Electronics Engineering VI

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2014 6th International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering (ICMEE 2014), August 16-17, 2014, Beijing, China. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 80 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Advanced Materials Engineering and Processing Technologies, Chapter 2: General Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Chapter 3: Power Engineering, Chapter 4: Power Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Chapter 5: Mechatronics, Robotics and Control, Chapter 6: Measurements and Sensors, Chapter 7: Signal and Image Processing, Data Mining and Computational Mathematics, Chapter 8: Communication, Networks and Information Technologies, Chapter 9: Product Design and Industrial Engineering

Current Development of Mechanical Engineering and Energy

Current Development of Mechanical Engineering and Energy

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Symposium on Vehicle, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering (ISVMEE 2013), December 21-22, 2013, Taiwan, China. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 420 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Vehicle and Transportation Engineering; Chapter 2: Design and Manufacturing Technology in Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 3: Measurement and Instrumentation, Monitoring and Detection Technologies, Fault Diagnosis; Chapter 4: Industrial Robotics, Mechatronics and Control; Chapter 5: Electrical Engineering, Electrical Machines and Apparatus, Power Electronics; Chapter 6: Power System and Energy Engineering

Review of Modern Engineering Solutions for the Industry

Review of Modern Engineering Solutions for the Industry

Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2012 International Conference on Mechatronic Systems and Automation Systems (MSAS 2012), July 21, 2012, Wuhan, China